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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I just find it funny that movie stars, sports stars and college professors are now considered non-essential and blue collar workers are considered essential. That tells us all we need to know.
    It's the business's, not the people that work in them that are considered to be either essential or not essential. Supermarkets are essential, movies, church, and sporting events are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I just find it funny that movie stars, sports stars and college professors are now considered non-essential and blue collar workers are considered essential. That tells us all we need to know.
    What exactly does it tell us?
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I just find it funny that movie stars, sports stars and college professors are now considered non-essential and blue collar workers are considered essential. That tells us all we need to know.
    That is what we need to remember when we get through this.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    What exactly does it tell us?
    That celebrities are just that. They are entertainers and not "heros" to be idolized as we have done for so many years now.

    I'm always still in trouble again

    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue-y
    I have nothing but contempt for those who preach a "prosperity gospel" with promises of wealth, health and happiness if you just pray the right way and do the right things (which usually entails sending a large "love donation" or "gift" to the one preaching it).
    Especially when those same WoF false teachers are not bothering to heal everybody from the virus and every other sickness and heading to all the hospitals to grow new legs and lungs and other organs for those who need them.

    Oh, if only Jesus were here now to dispel the virus from the land! These other guys aren't cutting it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    That celebrities are just that. They are entertainers and not "heros" to be idolized as we have done for so many years now.
    Who is "we?" You seem to paint with this massively wide brush on a regular basis...
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I just find it funny that movie stars, sports stars and college professors are now considered non-essential and blue collar workers are considered essential. That tells us all we need to know.
    *Looks at post*

    *Looks at a million teachers teaching online, now, including myself*

    *Looks at post*

    Umm ... umm ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juvenal View Post
    *Looks at post*

    *Looks at a million teachers teaching online, now, including myself*

    *Looks at post*

    Umm ... umm ...
    Good point - I completely missed the "college professors" part. I have enormous respect for teachers - but that might be because I am biased, since I'm a teacher!
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juvenal View Post
    This is my Bible. I am who it says I am. I have what it says I have.

    The crucifixion thing is what happens when you give in to fear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    That is what we need to remember when we get through this.
    Remember that church was nonessential?

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